Hope and Kindness

Hello and welcome aboard our May National Scrapbooking Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

Today I would like to share with you a double page layout which features Close To My Heart’s Hope and Kindness Paper Pack with Sticker sheet and the Co-ordinated Cardstock. First let me rav about this cardstock. It is a printed coloured cardstock that has the texture printed onto it to. With the sheets I’ve used in the background it has the white wash printed on it. So a super quick way to make it look like I’ve spent the time to paint on my background, without having to wait for paint to dry (and no mess). I’ve also used some of the matching die cuts – these are out of a thick kraft paper. The doilies I die cut with the National Scrapbooking month Fancy Doilies Thin Cuts. Plus a few gold sequins. The wording on the right side is from one of the cut-a-part sheets in the paper pack. I love that in this pack their are two different sheets of cut apart Picture My Life Cards, and the back side is a solid colour – so you can choose to use them or not as the cut-a-parts.

My second project for you today is a card, which I have again used the May Stamp of the Month You Can DO Anything.

This exclusive D-size You Can Do Anything stamp set (only available in May) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. The National Scrapbooking Month Paper Collection, Hope and Kindness, is available while stocks last. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. To find out more about being a VIP and getting 15% back in CTMH cash go here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop ArtyMaz.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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You Can Do Anything

Hello and welcome aboard our May Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. This month it is a tiny little blog hop with just myself and Doreen. So be sure to pop over to see here lovely creations too.


For my creation today I decided to focus on one of the sentiments, because I felt that it was fairly obvious that you could stamp and colour the mountains etc. And I really wanted to focus on the National Scrapbooking Month Promo Pack – Hope and Kindness. So I’ve kept things simple, combining the doily thin cuts, with some distressed edge papers and some of the stickers. Topped with a few white enamel dots. I stamped in Harbour Ink so that it was dark, without being Black.

This exclusive D-size “You Can Do Anything” stamp set (only available in May) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. To find out more about becoming a VIP go here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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In Full Bloom

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Doreen then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 


Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “In Full Bloom”.

For this layout I’ve used the In Full Bloom papers, black cardstock, the Picture My Life cards, some In Full Bloom die cuts, and dots from the Cake Day Enamel Dots. Behind the light globe die cuts I sponged some mint ink.

This exclusive In Full Bloom collection is only available while stocks last. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $67.50.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Message in a Bottle

Hello and welcome aboard our April Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Crop Craft Create then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a card which features Close To My Heart’s April Stamp of the Month – Message in a Bottle. This is a fun card that has a split front with an acetate panel.

This exclusive D-size Message In The Bottle S2204 stamp set (only available in April) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. If you’d like more information about being a VIP you can go here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Doris Taylor.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Cake Day

Hello and welcome aboard our Cake Day Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Doreen then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. It will take you to the next participant and more Cake Day inspiration.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Cake Day”. I love the bright colours and fun stickers and stamps of this collection.

It is always fun to use up left over embellishments and be able to add some stamped extras. To create this I traced around a plate then added a dashed line with my journaling pen. I sponged some ink into the middle and stamped some stars. After placing my photo mats and heading I filled the space around the circle with stamped images, stickers and bling. If you give it a go be sure to let me know.

This exclusive Cake Day collection is only available until the end of April WSL.The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $70.50. Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here. If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Cardstock Carnival

Welcome aboard our Australasian CTMH Blog Hop featuring one of our favourite products – the CTMH Dual Tone White Core Cardstock. CTMH have 40 coloured cardstock that have a dark and a light side of each colour – thus there is really 80 different coloured card stocks.

If you’ve joined in from ArtyMaz then you are in the right place. If not, don’t stress. A blog hop is a circle. You can just follow the link at the end to the next blog for more great cardstock ideas.

Today I’d like to share with you some scrapbooking layouts that are using very minimal patterned and non cardstock specialty papers. The cardstock in these layouts has been altered by stamping, stenciling, splattering

In this first layout I love the sponging through a stencil with some ink in the same colour as the cardstock. In this instance I have used the light side of the cardstock, thus the ink appears darker. The lighter pink strips have been stamped on to make them appear like patterned paper.

In this layout I have used coloured cardstock circles, some stamped and some not, these were then stuck onto larger white circles and the overhang trimmed off. I love how effective this looks.

Again more stamping and stenciling. The “Then” heading has been cut on the Cricut machine (an Electronic Cutting machine). The CTMH cardstock is wonderful to cut this way. ON the left side you can see the triangles have had their corners folded over to show off both tones of the coloured cardstock. ON the right side the cardstock pieces that anchor the flowers to the page have torn edges to highlight the white core.

I just love to be able to create my own pattern papers with cardstock and inks. It is so much fun. For those on a budget – using cardstock this way is cheaper than the pattern papers.

For the month of March the CTMH Cardstock is on special, there are a huge variety of bundles for you to choose from. Be sure to ask your CTMH Maker about it. If you don’t have a Maker you can check it out here with me. And if you’re a VIP you can still earn your special credits on cardstock purchases. If you not a VIP find out more here.

Before you head off I’d love it if you could leave a comment. Next stop is Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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You’re the GOAT

Hello and welcome aboard our March Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Scissors Paper Heart then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the Month S2203 You’re the GOAT.

To create this card for my daughter’s upcoming birthday (not till October,but I’m trying to be organised), I used a star shaker foam that I’d created as part of a demo one time. I added the number stickers – from the As You Grow sticker sheet. The sequins are a retired Julep colour that I thought worked nicely with the As You Grow papers. My daughter choose the stamp – although she didn’t know why at the time. So I used the matching sentiment from the stamp set. I stamped in Harbour Ink. And to finish it off I used a small strip of Harbour glitter paper.

This exclusive D-size You’re the GOAT stamp set (S2203 only available in March) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Scrapping and More.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Bring Back My Pack – Chantilly

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian “Chantilly” Close to My Heart Blog Hop. My beautiful friend Shaunna and I are doing a little blog hop – it’s nice an quick – just the two of us. So be sure to check out her creations over at Passionate About Pages.

Today I would like to share with you another creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Chantilly”.

I was inspired by the photo that has my crochet square, so I decided to do a bit of a square “patchwork” int he background. Then I used the rather bold pattern that has the red on the pink (it was a bit hard on my eyes in large doses, but I love it) as photo mats. I also used a Jade Green LePen to add a doodle boarder and in the journaling. I added some stickers. The title “full of smiles” was a larger sticker – so I cut it in half to spread it across the page.

This exclusive Chantilly collection is only available until the end of February WSL. Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Stunning Stencils

Welcome to our February Technique Blog Hop where it’s all “Stunning Stencils”. There are so many ways to use stencils on your creations and I can’t wait for you to see the awesome creations from our participants. If you are coming from Krista Hersberger then you’re in the right place. If not I invite you to join on in. If you get a bit lost you can find the full list here.

Today I’d like to share with you one card in two different colour ways. I’ve used the Card Front Stencil Pack #1 (Z4341), along with Distress Oxide Inks (Candied Apple Z3826, Spiced Marmalade Z3829, Mustard Seed Z3830, Chipped Sapphire Z3834, Mermaid Lagoon Z4521, and Peacock Feathers Z3833). I used the Mini Ink Blending Tools (Z3886) to pounce the ink through the stencil. I took extra care to not rub too much as some of the parts of the stencil are fine and I didn’t want to damage them.

To create the flowers I cut cardstock petal layers using the Layered Flowers Die Set (Z4324) in Candy Apple and Harbour colours. I took care to cut every second layer from the lighter side of the card stock. So when stacked together i had dark side, light side, dark side, etc. Before sticking together I spritzed the layers with water to soften the cardstock and then scrunched them into balls. I opened them back out and then stuck them together with Liquid Glass (Z679). In the centre of each flower I’ve used Bitty Beads (Z3783 & Z3784), again stuck in with liquid glass. I love how it dried clear on what ever you use it on.

Individual components I’ve mentioned above can be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I appreciate you stopping by and encourage you to continue making your way around the hop to see what the others have created to share with you! I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Terry Metzger.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Chantilly

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month group Chantilly Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Judy Dalhgren then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Bring Back My Pack collection “Chantilly”. I remember this pack with fondness, it was one of the first packs that CTMH bought to Australia back in 2013. It is back and has been refreshed with new colours that match our current colour options and the bit I love most is the white base colour on the larger pattern pieces. The new sticker sheet is divine too. For those who remember this pack it originally came with some chipboard die cuts.

For this layout I’ve taken inspiration from one I created as part of the January Album Retreat that CTMH ran. It follows a fairly monochromatic colour palette, Chantilly uses Flamingo, which is a pink I love. So I decided to highlight that, whilst still adding the other pops of colour that the paper features. To balance the layout I used the stickers to add the same colours in the left page. In addition to the Chantilly Collection I’ve added some retired pink glitter paper that I had in my stash.

I showed this to my children last night and they loved it. Especially my little boy, Harry, this was the first time he’d let the hairdresser cut his hair so that it would spike.

This exclusive Chantilly collection is only available until the end of February WSL. There is a variety of bundles or you can purchase items separately from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Brenda Lapp. If you’ve lost your way and would like to see the full participant list the head here http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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